Exhibition sectors at BAU

Exhibition sectors

BAU 2019 features materials, technology and systems for commercial and residential construction and interior work for both new-build and modernization and renovation on more than 200,000 square meters of exhibition space. It covers the complete range of state-of-the-art technology in the international construction industry. Exhibits are broken down according to building materials, products and themes.


An exhibit made of aluminum

  • Aluminum profiles / systems
  • Machines for aluminum and steel work
  • Facade systems

Long lasting, corrosion resistant and recyclable are catchphrases that all apply to aluminum. That is why this metal is suitable for uses in a variety of applications. Due to its stability, aluminum is frequently used for shade elements, but it is also used for window profiles. Besides product solutions such as aluminum profiles, facades and sunshade systems are also on display in this exhibition sector.


Example of IT solutions for building

  • Software
  • Hardware
  • Measurement technology

BAU has developed into the largest show for building software in Europe. Several exhibitors will present the latest developments on future trends such as building information modeling and mobile solutions. New assessment and computation tools give planners effective support during the concept-development and implementation phase.

Besides software tools for design planning, visitors can also expect a wide range of IT solutions in the fields of measurement technology, tendering, contracting, invoicing, project planning, project management and controlling.

Chemical building products / Construction tools

Exhibits in the sector for construction chemistry

  • Plasters / Varnishes / Paints
  • Adhesives
  • Protection against heat, cold, fire and noise
  • Insulation materials
  • Seals

Chemical building products are particularly relevant when it comes to topics such as energy-oriented renovation, sustainability and energy efficiency. That is why environmental and health aspects have such a significant impact, especially on the development, production and use of chemical building products. However, this exhibition sector also features insulation materials, fire-prevention solutions as well as plasters, varnishes, paints and adhesives. Chemical building products and solutions are omnipresent—used in a wide range of applications—in construction.

Floor coverings

Exhibits in the sector for textile floor coverings

  • Elastic
  • Textile
  • Parquet
  • Laminates
  • Moldings and profiles
  • Decking panels

The exhibition sector for floor coverings always features a wide range of new products when it comes to elastic and textile flooring as well as parquet and laminates, moldings and profiles and floor-laying technology and equipment.

Another focal point: Sustainability and ecological compatibility. When dealing with this topic, one maxim always applies: More colors, more texture, more décor.

Roof building materials / Bricks

Exhibits in the Roof building materials / Bricks sector

  • Bricks
  • Roof tiles
  • Chimney-building materials
  • Roof-building materials
  • Dormer windows / Skylights
  • Roofing membranes

This sector features the most diverse range of product solutions for roofs including dormer windows and skylights as well as roof- and chimney-building materials.

Energy / Building systems / Solar technology

Exhibit on solar energy supply

  • Air-conditioning technology
  • Ventilation technology
  • Solar building / Solar thermal energy

Solar technology plays an increasingly important role in the operation of buildings. “Home automation” is the term used to describe the optimum coordination of producing your own electricity and consumption. Intelligent control units are used to start heating systems and appliances based on available energy supplies and prices. Besides innovations in solar energy and solar building, BAU's manufacturers also present the latest developments in heating, ventilation and air-conditioning technology.

Tiles / Ceramics

A ceramic facade on exhibit

  • Tiles / glass tiles
  • Ceramics
  • Sanitary technology / fittings
  • Facades
  • Accessories

Ceramics are tried-and-tested building materials that have always been in style, because ceramics still have a great deal of innovation potential. Ceramic tiles that offer almost unlimited design alternatives thanks to the latest generation of digital printing techniques are a good example.

Another trend: playing with the third dimension thanks to plastic reliefs. Naturally, the entire range of sanitary objects and sanitary technology is also represented in this sector.

Building automation / Control

Automatic dormer windows

  • Building automation / control
  • Lifts


Automatic dormer windows

  • Glass building materials
  • Glass facades
  • Glass structures
  • Foils

The growing use of glass in modern architecture is associated with new possibilities and challenges. Effective protection against the sun, for example, continues to increase in importance. Other topics include insulation against heat and noise and light direction. Besides solutions for energy-generating systems and facades, manufacturers at BAU will also present the latest developments in glass building materials, foils and glass structures.


Wood construction on display at BAU

  • Wood materials
  • interior work
  • Stairs
  • Timber construction
  • Veneers
  • Facades
  • Accessories

Prefabricated wood construction continues to open up new prospects in building. The first high-rise buildings made of wood were introduced at BAU 2015. However, other innovations such as interior work, stairs and floor coverings are also presented in the wood sector.

Another interesting attraction for visitors attending BAU: New developments in wood materials, facade systems and accessories.

Stone / Cast stone

Exhibits in the stone and cast stone sector

  • Stone
  • Cast stone
  • Facade systems
  • Floor coverings

Stone is the oldest building material in the world. Due to its origin, it is non-toxic and sustainable. At the same time, stone meets modern demands when it comes to aesthetics and quality of life, and the material is both durable and affordable.

Every stone is unique: The wealth of colors and diverse range of possible surface finishes make stone the perfect material for use both indoors and out—as a floor covering and on facades.

Locks / Fittings / Security

Exhibit in the sector for locks, fittings and security

  • Locks
  • Cylinders
  • Fittings
  • Anti-intrusion systems
  • Automatic door technology
  • Access control systems
  • Accessories

For many users, the security of one's apartment, home or property is extremely important. Which is why the range of manufacturers' solutions in this sector is correspondingly large. And why visitors attending BAU can expect a wide range of information and products for locks and accessories as well as anti-intrusion systems, electronic access-control systems and access convenience.

Steel / Stainless steel / Zinc / Copper

Exhibit in the sector for steel, stainless steel, zinc and copper

  • Profile / Structural steel systems
  • Facade systems
  • Stainless steel
  • Zinc and copper surfaces / systems

The wealth of applications for steel and stainless steel in the building sector ranges from urban infrastructure and bridges to flood and earthquake protection, high-rise buildings and intelligent facades, lightweight steel construction as well as residential, industrial and commercial construction. Architects, engineers and the tradesman who work with these materials can gather information about them in Hall B2.

Stones / Soils / Building materials and joining solutions

Exhibits in the Stones / Soils / Building materials and joining solutions sector

  • Stones / Soils
  • Sand-lime brick
  • Concrete / porous concrete
  • Pumice / fiber-cement building materials
  • Dry interior finishing
  • Prefabricated building
  • Plasters
  • Screed
  • Insulating materials

The exhibition sector for stones and soils features the entire range of solutions for facade systems, dry interior finishing and prefabricated construction. It is the perfect place to gather information about all possible materials including sand-lime brick, pumice and fiber-cement building materials, and insulating materials.

This sector places special emphasis on the latest developments in areas such as sustainability, energy efficiency and new, innovative design possibilities.

Natural and artificial lighting concepts

Natural and artificial lighting concepts

  • Solar shading systems
  • Daylight deflection
  • Light strips / skylights
  • Artificial lightning concepts


Gate / Parking systems

A parking system at BAU

  • Parking systems
  • Gate systems
  • Gate and door drive technology

Automatic doors and gates are being built more frequently—and not just for buildings used in industrial and commercial operations or in the medical sector. A growing number of private builders also appreciate the convenience of electronic systems. The next logical step is to adapt access-control systems using electronic systems. Alarm signals, central locking and the ability to operate windows and doors via the Internet are additional security issues.

Doors and windows

Windows on exhibit at BAU

  • Wood
  • Aluminum
  • Plastic
  • Glass

When it comes to doors, designs that are barrier free, safe and user friendly are in great demand. Which is why the zero-millimeter threshold that is required for barrier-free access is an important topic, particularly with regard to water tightness during heavy rain storms and thermal bridges. In the window segment, child safety plays an important role. Products should not only be shatterproof, they should also prevent children from falling out or being crushed. Another important factor is preventing condensation by using well-insulated window frames in conjunction with triple glazing and a warm edge. Manufacturers at BAU will present door and window solutions using a variety of materials such as wood, plastic, glass or aluminum as well as roller blinds and sunshade systems.

Investing in the future

  • Renovation and modernization
  • Research and grants
  • Institutes/Associations/Service companies

This sector, the motto of which is investing in the future, revolves around the future of the German construction industry, future professionals, young people and new companies. After all, they represent the future of building in Germany. Various research institutes have stands in this sector. However, the “Tradesmen Forum” and Forum B0, where future topics are discussed, are also located here.